On This Day for 14th October

Historical Events

  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
  • 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
  • 1774 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • 1867 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • 1933 Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
  • 1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

Did You Know?

AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

On October 14th, 1926

Famous Weddings

  • 1806 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
  • 1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • 1914 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford
  • 1923 "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona
  • 1961 Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

Famous Divorces

  • 1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment
  • 1990 Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage